In the start of the story Mrs mallard found out that her husband passed away her sister Josephine was the one who told her, and her husband friend Richard's was also there with them.
Mrs mallard came to her room after she found out her husband passed away, and she sit by her room window all alone looking outside the window.
In the story it states that Mrs. mallard was sitting by her window looking outside and she felt a pull she couldn't explain what it was, but she felt it reaching to her and the sound and scent that filled the air.
In the story it states that when Mrs. mallard was in the room her sister Josephine was sitting outside her door kneeing and crying for her to open the door because she was worried about her.
In the story it says that when Mrs mallard and her sister left the room and they were coming down stairs the saw someone opening the door and coming inside. they Mr mallard com inside and Mrs mallard was really shock and confused to what was happening.
When Mrs mallard saw her husband come inside it was to late for Richard to hide him from Mrs mallard. she passed away because of a heart disease "of joy that kills"